|Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence - TED.com|
Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; intelligence; mind; physics; science; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood - TED.com|
When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; film; parenting; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Steven Schwaitzberg: A universal translator for surgeons - TED.com|
Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions -- which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world -- language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; medicine; technology; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - TED.com|
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; gender; medicine; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them - TED.com|
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; inequality; race; social change; society; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2014
|Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun - TED.com|
High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; children; education; science; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code - TED.com|
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; children; computers; education; parenting; technology; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can't decide - TED.com|
Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him recreate a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; demo; film; online video; photography; sight; sound; technology; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2014
|Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - TED.com|
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Surgery; engineering; invention; medicine; product design; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - TED.com|
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; business; gender; leadership; men; women; women in business; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2013